At the start of the new millennium I graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class honours degree in Illustration.
My principal research at that time was the effect that modern intensive agriculture has on our native wildlife and also,
the now very well documented,
decline of the honeybee.
Working from home on a converted Victorian mangle, I use a combination of printing techniques and collage. Using the Akua Kolor range of water-based inks my designs not only reflect nature, but also consider the environment.
It was at University that I fell in love with printmaking. Nowadays I am interested in printmaking, not just as a means of reproduction, but also as an original experimental medium. I often pull only one print, which I like to enhance with drawing, painting and collage.
As a passionate gardener my work often features pollinator-friendly plants, and the birds that inhabit the hawthorn hedgerow at the end of the garden, plus a range of other topics such as nature reserves and wild flower meadows. Latest works reference the importance of pollinators to the production of food on our tables.
Please look through my site. You will see a gallery of work that has already been sold, and available work to purchase direct from me. Included in this page is a selection of interior accessories made from my range of fabric designs. A full range of my interior accessories are available to purchase from www.contrado.co.uk under the title of 'Nichoir'. To contact me, there is a form on my contact page or you are welcome to email me.
Jill Poole’s greetings cards and artwork are retailed at Handmade Happiness, 9a Dragon Street, Petersfield, GU31 4JN, and a
selection of Jill’s greetings cards and artwork are available to purchase at The Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire,
GU32 1HR. On 4/5 May Jill Poole will be part of
the Crystal Palace Artists Open House event.
Jill Poole studied at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design, gaining a first class honours degree in Illustration, and was awarded The University of Portsmouth Chancellor's Award in 2004.
Jill Poole regularly exhibits and has held workshops in Collagraph printmaking at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design.
As a visiting artist, Jill Poole lectured on her work at the University of Portsmouth School of Art and Design. In March 2014 Highbury College City of Portsmouth Centre in Hampshire, invited Jill Poole to show and speak about her work to their ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) students.
Further detail of Jill's exhibitions, workshops, education and awards may be viewed here.